Safety Message for Students for Homecoming From the Binghamton University Chief of
It's that time of year again. This weekend is Homecoming! Just as surely as summer
turns to fall Binghamton University will welcome alumni back to campus this weekend,
with events scheduled from Friday, Oct. 6, through Sunday, Oct. 8. As the University
continues to prepare for the influx of former students, New York State University
Police at Binghamton encourage all current students to participate and enjoy the weekend
activities, but to do so safely. We will have additional police officers working throughout
the weekend to help make this a successful Homecoming for everyone.
Homecoming is a time to not only welcome alumni back to Binghamton, but to show your
pride in Binghamton University. Your behavior both on and off campus is a reflection
of the University community as a whole, and of the community standards and expectations
that make Binghamton University premier. By acting in a respectful and responsible
manner throughout the upcoming weekend, and every day, you become an example of what
it means to be a Bearcat.
The University Police encourage you to make smart choices and take care of each other.
When attending events on or off campus, be aware of the temptation to overindulge.
Monitor your own and your friends' drinking behavior. Alcohol overindulgence can result
in impairment that can leave you vulnerable to crime victimization, injury and hospitalization.
Never leave a drink unattended and never accept a drink from someone you don't know.
At house parties, avoid drinking punch from an open bowl. You do not know what is
in the punch or the effect it may have on you.Avoid binge drinking, drinking contests
and drinking multiple shots of liquor.
Never drive a vehicle after consuming alcohol and never get into a vehicle with an
After hours it is always a good idea to travel in pairs or groups. There is safety
Stay in well-lit areas and on streets where there are a lot of people.
When walking, walk with a purpose.When going out at night, have a plan.
Talk to your friends about what to do if you get separated and think about your transportation
needs ahead of time.
If a friend becomes intoxicated or ill, call for help and stay with your friend until
Your well-being and the safety of you and your friends is a shared responsibility.
If you see something happening, don't be a bystander. Summon help immediately and
intervene if you can do so safely.
These same rules apply for anyone using illegal drugs that can cause impairment and
cloud your judgment.
Enjoy Homecoming weekend and celebrate Binghamton University's past, present and future.
Show your pride in Binghamton University this weekend. Demonstrate to our alumni that
Binghamton's current students are making the right choices that will make Binghamton's
future even better!